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Craig Dahl | Defensive Back | #43

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/17/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 212
College: North Dakota State
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Giants S Craig Dahl left Week 16 with a concussion.
He'll be in a race to get cleared for the regular-season finale. Dahl will likely be placed on I.R. Sun, Dec 27, 2015 10:20:00 PM

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49ers released S Craig Dahl.

Dahl is a 30-year-old special teamer and backup safety.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 02:44:00 PM

49ers S Craig Dahl has restructured his contract.

Dahl is now playing on a one-year, $1.3 million deal. Dahl appeared in all 16 games last season, playing 184 snaps on defense. Even with the 49ers undergoing a dramatic talent drain, Dahl's role won't increase in 2015.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 04:50:00 PM

49ers S Craig Dahl has agreed to a $525,000 pay cut.

Dahl has slashed his $1.35 million salary to $825,000, getting $365,000 guaranteed in return. Another $175,000 is possible through in-game roster bonuses. The maneuver created $600,000 in cap space. Dahl played just 89 snaps on defense last season, and isn't guaranteed a roster spot for 2014 despite his $365K guarantee.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 03:37:00 PM

49ers safety Craig Dahl informed his new coaches that the Rams were able to predict the team's play calls last season.

The 49ers were reportedly already aware of the problem, and some were quick to attribute the signing of Eric Mangini to this issue. We're not convinced this was the sole reason for bringing in Mangini, but it is interesting to hear at least one team thought the team's play calling was predictable. According to Dahl, the 49ers have corrected the problem with the help of his input and "self-scouting."
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 07:28:00 PM

49ers signed S Craig Dahl, formerly of the Rams, to a three-year contract.

Dahl, 28 in June, started all 16 games in 2012, racking up 78 tackles, two pass breakups, and one interception. Dahl isn't a sure tackler and oftentimes gets lost in coverage, so he'll likely be the third safety in San Francisco. Look for the 49ers to target someone like Charles Woodson or an early draft pick to replace Dashon Goldson in the starting lineup.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Free agent S Craig Dahl will visit the 49ers.

Dahl was routinely burned in coverage with the Rams, and was caught numerous times tackling the air around him. He started all 16 games last season, but he will never be viewed as a starter at any point over the rest of his career. Dahl isn't a capable replacement for Dashon Goldson.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 06:25:00 PM

The Rams are not expected to re-sign free agent S Craig Dahl this offseason.

St. Louis is expected to pursue "a better coverage option" at the free safety spot. Dahl, 27, is no better than a replacement-level talent and forced just one turnover in 16 starts in 2012. He should resurface elsewhere as a backup.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Rams S Craig Dahl was forced from St. Louis' Week 14 game against the Bills with a head injury.

Dahl is officially questionable to return, but is believed to have a concussion. The Achilles' heel of the Rams secondary, Dahl has been replaced by Darian Stewart.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 03:37:00 PM

Craig Dahl and Darian Stewart are alternating reps with the first-team defense at free safety during Rams training camp.

These two also battled for the job in 2011, with Dahl opening the season with the gig. That lasted just five games, as Stewart took over for the final 11 weeks of the season. The Rams' secondary actually ranked seventh in the league last year.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 11:34:00 AM

Craig Dahl is the only player listed as a free safety on the Rams' post-draft offseason roster.

The rest of St. Louis' safeties are just listed as "S", or as strong safeties ("SS"). Dahl started 13 games last season, although the majority of his starts were at strong safety. He recorded 98 tackles, two interceptions, and a forced fumble, and is currently the best safety on the Rams' roster.
Mon, May 9, 2011 02:10:00 PM

Rams SS Craig Dahl (concussion) passed an exertion test Monday and will be examined by an independent neurological consultant Tuesday.

The earliest Dahl, who missed the Redskins game after suffering a concussion in the fourth quarter of Week 2, could return to practice is likely Thursday. James Butler played pretty well in Week 3 in Dahl's place and isn't really a downgrade.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 12:48:00 PM

Rams S Craig Dahl left Sunday's loss to the Raiders in the fourth quarter with a concussion and did not return.

Dahl had 10 tackles before leaving. He'll likely miss this week's game against the Redskins, leaving James Butler as the starter at strong safety.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 10:50:00 AM

Craig Dahl is likely to open the season as the Rams' starting strong safety with James Butler (knee) still on the shelf.

We're not even sure Butler is going to make the final roster at this point, as he was listed as a third-stringer on St. Louis' latest depth chart. Butler is dealing with a sprained MCL. Free safety O.J. Atogwe is the Rams' defensive back to target in IDP leagues, but Dahl is worth a look in deeper formats.
Mon, Aug 30, 2010 04:07:00 PM

Craig Dahl will start at strong safety in place of James Butler (sprained MCL) in the preseason opener Saturday.

Dahl isn't new to the starting lineup after he filled in at both safety spots a year ago. Butler is expected to miss a few more weeks, so Dahl could be an early season plug-n-play in IDP circles.
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 08:04:00 AM

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